Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
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As Trump stokes tensions around the world, he’s adding fuel to the fire by demanding even more Pentagon spending. It’s a dangerous military buildup intended to underwrite endless wars and enrich defense contractors, while draining money from investment in the American people.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams
If you’re against war, the Singapore Summit is a good development.
Stacey Vanek Smith & Cardiff Garcia - NPR's The Indicator
As baby boomers retire, the Social Security equation is changing. Today on the show, we look at possible fixes.
Jake Johnson - Common Dreams
"Congress appropriates more for U.S. military spending than the next eight countries combined, but year after year refuses to adequately invest in access to quality education and healthcare for millions of Americans."
Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout
Individuals will contribute five times as much in income taxes to the federal government as corporations do. It wasn't always this way. Corporations used to pay more income taxes than individuals did. In 1943, for example, corporations contributed 40 percent of federal revenues, compared to just 9 percent today.
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Hill
A few days before ordering airstrikes on Syria, President Trump dropped a bomb at home: He signed an executive order to require recipients of federal aid — including food stamps, Medicaid, and housing subsidies — to work.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Foreign Policy in Focus
This year, average taxpayers paid twice as much to corporate military contractors than on caring for all veterans combined.
Ruth Umoh - CNBC
Cardi B might be making "money moves" but she's not happy that so much of that money goes to Uncle Sam and she's not sure what she gets in exchange.
Stephanie Savell - Foreign Policy in Focus
First, the economic costs: According to estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the war on terror has cost Americans a staggering $5.6 trillion since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.
William Hartung - TomDispatch
Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and there was barely a hint of criticism or outrage. Imagine as well that the White House and a majority of the politicians in Washington, no ...